March 4, 2017

Alien Among Anxious Artists by Dennis Parks

By Dennis Parks

Alien between fearful Artists is a funny, non-fiction narrative describing adventures of yankee ceramic artist Dennis Parks in vital Europe, and adjustments taking place there as mirrored within the lives of his opposite numbers in the course of their doubtful passage from drab Communist repression into benign Capitalist neglect.
The e-book concentrates on inventive job within the center of Mitteleuropa — Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland — from 1982 to 1994, whereas Socialism was once deliquescing.

Excellent writing relating those adjustments has been released by way of lecturers and reporters, akin to Timothy Garton Ash and David Remnick, authors who breakfasted with ex-President Lech Wa³eºa in Warsaw prior to flying off for dinner in Moscow with former K.G.B.
Chief Gennady Zyuganov. Dennis’ assets conveniently stated they'd much less leverage at the destiny. They have been inquisitive about the lifestyles he lived as an artist in the USA. Mitteleuropean artists professed that they can simply establish with a modern artist who lived calmly at the outer edge of society (though they struggled to realize why a Capitalist might freely decide on this alternative).
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